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Roasted Barley

Mugicha (Barley) One-Pot Teabags

One-pot teabags:

For this premium barley tea, Ippodo selects six-row barley, which is densely packed with grains, and roasts it nice and slow. This barley tea boasts a fine aroma, refreshes as it glides down the throat, and has a pleasant aftertaste of refined sweetness. It's ideal for everyday rehydration.


Best before
Best before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving size1 teabag per pot
Size 5.9" x 2.3" x 7.9"
Net weight6.3 oz (0.35 oz per bag)
Quantity18 tea bags

Taste Notes

In order to bring out the fine properties of barley tea, we fill the teabags with coarsely cracked barley grains. Great for everyday tea at home, and also makes a nice gift.

The key to achieving a light, refreshing taste is to avoid brewing the teabag on the stovetop while boiling the water. The tea will become too strong if left to steep in hot water for too long.

How to Cold Brew

  • Put 1 teabag into a pitcher or other large container and add 1 liter of cold water
  • Wait about 1 hour before drinking

How to Prepare Hot

  • Put 1 teabag into a pot or other large container and add 1 liter (1 quart) of boiled water
  • Wait about 10 minutes before drinking
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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Nappie D. (United States)
The barley tea I have been looking for for Sooo Long

This is the fine, delicate barley-luscious tea of my dreams. I haven't been able to find it since being in South Korea.
It save my life during a recent four day power outage

William L. (United States)
A refreshing Water+ experience

I been drinking a cold pitcher of this every day now, too good. I forget to drink water a lot but this is like water but with some extra flavor and I’ve really come around to it very quickly. Definitely a good one to keep in the arsenal, also appreciate that it only takes abt an hour to cold brew cause I’m used to ones that are more like 6-8, with mugicha the lead time from “wish I was sippin” to “actively sippin” is very short!

Anonymous (Canada)
Amazing for cold brew

Just in time for the summer, we cold brew this delicious barley tea, easily did 3 x 1 liter on the same tea bag following the instructions 1 hour in chill water. Highly recommended

Eric D.
Good product

Absolutely superb flavor and very easy to prepare.

C. M. (United States)
Excellent & Easy

I love the refreshing taste of this mugicha brewed with chilled filtered water for an hour, as recommended. The glass teapot and its lid with built-in sieve holds a generous 3 cups.

This tea has a subtly sweet, almost chocolatey flavor without any of the mustiness I’ve experienced with other brands. (I also enjoy the tea hot in the winter.) I’m so glad Ippodo now has a store in the USA, because shipping is a lot quicker than from Kyoto! Will definitely purchase again.

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